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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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Engaging with families to build strong relationships during children’s transition into kindergarten is a key strategy to prepare children, families, and schools for a successful start to the kindergarten year. All Kansas elementary schools are required to partner with families to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2). This Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot is an accreditation requirement and an impactful strategy as part of an overall system of school improvement.   

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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It is time for early childhood special education administrators to review and finalize their Early Childhood Outcomes data for the 2023-24 school year. A new monitoring report (Missing Entry and Exit Report) makes it easier for districts to determine missing child entry and exit data reported in the Outcomes Web System (OWS) Part B authenticated application. As of July 3, 2021, school districts have missing entries or exits.  

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) are now able to enter and submit data for the Fall Vacancy Report (FVR) that is due Sept. 25 and begin entering data for the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) that is due within the Jan. 1 – March 1, 2025, window.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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Registration is open for the annual Counting KIDS workshops led by Laurel Murdie, KSDE director of fiscal auditing.  

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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The window is open for school districts/systems to submit quarterly reports for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds on CommonApp. 

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Posted: Jul 3, 2024
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Registration is open for the annual Counting KIDS workshops led by Laurel Murdie, KSDE director of fiscal auditing.  

Make plans to attend one of the in-person sessions conducted at 11 locations – including two new host sites – to learn more about counting kids on the official count day Sept. 20, and the information needed to enter for funding purposes.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2024
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The window is now open for school districts/systems to submit quarterly reports for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds on CommonApp.  

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Posted: Jul 3, 2024
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Reminder: Attention district webmasters, web content creators and coordinators! 

Make sure you are using the correct KSDE logo on your website.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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Engaging with families to build strong relationships during children’s transition into kindergarten is a key strategy to prepare children, families and schools for a successful start to the kindergarten year.  

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Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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Access to high-quality, safe and consistent child care is a key element of thriving rural communities. The Patterson Family Foundation has a grant program to help public school districts and nonprofit community-based child care centers enhance their child care capacity.  

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Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open in CommonApp on Monday, July 1, and will close on Friday, July 19.  

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Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data closes this Sunday, June 30, and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record. However, chronic absentee data is not final until all EOYA records have been submitted.   

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Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers to the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system no later than this Sunday, June 30. 

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Posted: Jun 20, 2024
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Engaging with families to build strong relationships during children’s transition into kindergarten is a key strategy to prepare children, families and schools for a successful start to the kindergarten year.  

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Posted: Jun 20, 2024
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Access to high-quality, safe, and consistent child care is a key element of thriving rural communities. The Patterson Family Foundation announces a grant program to help public school districts and nonprofit community-based child care centers enhance their child care capacity.  

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Posted: Jun 20, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open in CommonApp on Monday, July 1, and will close on Friday, July 19.  

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Posted: Jun 20, 2024
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The following are some reminders about chronic absentee data uploads:   

  • Attendance is a local control decision.   
  • How that data is coded is up to individual districts and buildings.  
  • Best practice would indicate having a consistent attendance policy across buildings within districts leads to more accurate data.  
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Posted: Jun 20, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2024
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Three and 4-year-old students who meet an at-risk criterion for the preschool-aged at-risk program and who are enrolled and attending a program that meets preschool-aged at-risk program requirements on Count Day, will automatically count as a ½ student (0.5 FTE) in calculating a district’s enrollment and accompanying weightings.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2024
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Beginning July 1, 2024, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) will go cashless and there will NO longer be toll tickets and toll booths.  

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Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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Three and and 4-year-old students who meet an at-risk criterion for the preschool-aged at-risk program and who are enrolled and attending a program that meets preschool-aged at-risk program requirements on Count Day, will automatically count as a ½ student (0.5 FTE) in calculating a district’s enrollment and accompanying weightings.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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Beginning July 1, 2024, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) will go cashless and there will NO longer be toll tickets and toll booths.  

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Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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Starting July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.  

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Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is open until June 30 and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record. However, chronic absentee data is not final until all EOYA records have been submitted.   

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Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers to the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices or procedures?

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Posted: Jun 6, 2024
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The Kansas State Board of Education approved funding for preschool-aged at-risk programming for 2024-25 for 266 school districts during their May 15 meeting.   

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Posted: Jun 6, 2024
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Beginning July 1, 2024, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) will go cashless and there will NO longer be toll tickets and toll booths.  

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Posted: Jun 6, 2024
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Starting July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.  

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Posted: Jun 6, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is open until June 30 and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record.

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Posted: Jun 6, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers to the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system no later than June 30. 

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Posted: Jun 5, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices or procedures?

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Posted: May 30, 2024
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Beginning July 1, 2024, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) will go cashless and there will NO longer be toll tickets and toll booths.  

 

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Posted: May 30, 2024
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Starting July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.  

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Posted: May 30, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is open until June 30 and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record.

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Posted: May 30, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data.

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Posted: May 30, 2024
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Kansas Preschool Pilot (KKP) grantees need to submit their end -of-year survey in the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated web application by Friday, May 31, as required by program assurances.   

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Starting July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.  

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is now open until June 30 and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers to the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system. 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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There is one week left for Kansas Preschool Pilot (KKP) grantees to submit their end of year survey in the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated web application. These must be submitted by May 31 as required by program assurances.   

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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ESSER staff will host online office hours on Wednesday, May 29, beginning at 10 a.m., to address any ESSER related questions.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit wishes to thank the school districts who participated in the Kansas One Day Stop Arm Violation Count which was conducted on April 17, 2024.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams. 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Forms for bus and school vehicle inspections have changed.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit is strongly recommending district transportation directors, or someone on the transportation staff, take time this summer to check the CDL status and medical self-certification category for all district bus drivers.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.  

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Starting July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is now open until June 30 and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers to the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system. 

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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ESSER staff will host online office hours beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, to address any ESSER related questions systems may have.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The window to enter data into the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated web application is open.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit wishes to thank the school districts who participated in the Kansas One Day Stop Arm Violation Count which was conducted on April 17, 2024.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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As the end of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, the KSDE School Bus Safety Unit is providing the following information about events and workshops:

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices or procedures?

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The window to enter data into the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated web application is open.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Educate Kansas https://educatekansas.org/ has shared free marketing materials for the past several weeks leading up to Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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As the end of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, the KSDE School Bus Safety Unit is providing the following information about events and workshops.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams.

The early bird registration deadline is Friday, May 10.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices or procedures?

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Educate Kansas https://educatekansas.org/ is sharing free marketing materials every week through the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession. These resources are shared through a Canva link, with the ability to edit and share on your own media platforms.  

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

 

 

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices, or procedures?  Then you are cordially invited to engage with the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) team to engage in a year-long process to learn more about vaping education and best practices for cessation. 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference & State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for Star Recognition is 5 p.m., Friday, May 3. This deadline is for any system wishing to apply or reapply for recognition in kindergarten readiness, social-emotional growth, or individual plan of study.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices, or procedures?  Then you are cordially invited to engage with the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) team to engage in a year-long process to learn more about vaping education and best practices for cessation.  

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Educate Kansas https://educatekansas.org/ is sharing free marketing materials every week through the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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There’s still time for graduating Kansas seniors to participate in the “Kansans Can, and I Am” social media campaign. The Kansas State Department of Education needs your help to promote these accomplished students through your district’s social media channels and tagging KSDE in your posts beginning May 1.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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In partnership with IXL, the Kansas State Department of Education is providing IXL’s math curriculum at no local cost to Kansas districts. This renewal marks another year of empowering Kansas educators and students with our comprehensive math curriculum.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The KSDE Mentor Stipends web application (formerly know as Mentor Programs) is currently open to qualifying Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that entered mentor teachers by Sept. 25, 2023.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit thanks all the school districts and bus companies that participated in the Kansas One-Day Stop Arm Violation Count initiative on Wednesday, April 17. 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices, or procedures?  Then you are cordially invited to engage with the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) team to engage in a year-long process to learn more about vaping education and best practices for cessation.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is excited to celebrate Kansas high school graduates once again with the “Kansans Can, and I Am” social media campaign. We are asking for your help to promote these accomplished students through your district social media channels and tagging KSDE in your posts beginning May 1.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Educate Kansas is sharing free marketing materials every week through the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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What does this mean for you? In partnership with IXL, the Kansas State Department of Education is providing IXL’s math curriculum at no local cost to Kansas districts. This renewal marks another year of empowering Kansas educators and students with our comprehensive math curriculum. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close on the CommonApp on Friday, April 19. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The KSDE Mentor Stipends web application (formerly know as Mentor Programs) is currently open to qualifying Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that entered mentor teachers by Sept. 25, 2023.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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KSDE’s ESSER team will be offering a webinar covering updates on required capital improvement reporting and monitoring for all districts. This information pertains to all districts that expended ESSER funds for a renovation, major remodel, construction, or real property project.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit thanks all the school districts and bus companies that participated in the Kansas One-Day Stop Arm Violation Count initiative on Wednesday, April 17.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law.

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